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Definition of 'trial'

Noun

  1. (law) legal proceedings consisting of the judicial examination of issues by a competent tribunal; "most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial"
  2. the act of testing something; "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"
       Synonyms: test run
  3. (sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications; "the trials for the semifinals began yesterday"
  4. (law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law; "he had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty"
  5. trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
       Synonyms: trial run test tryout
  6. an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event; "his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him"; "life is full of tribulations"; "a visitation of the plague"
       Synonyms: tribulation visitation
  7. the act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"
       Synonyms: test


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